CoJMC senior accepts multicultural internship opportunityTuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:15pm
by Molly Roe
Suong Nguyen, senior advertising and public relations major at the CoJMC, was recently accepted to the 2019 Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP). The program is sponsored by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and provides students with a full-time, paid internship.
Nguyen, a Lincoln native, will be interning at Laughlin Constable marketing communications agency in Chicago. She was a former Daily Nebraskan writer, videographer and photographer. She was also a Jacht member and currently works as a social media content creator at Roroflix, a production company in Lincoln.
Nguyen said she is excited for the opportunity to meet new people and work in a fast-paced environment.
“I've been a Lincoln gal my whole life so it is bittersweet leaving this place, but I think a little adventure is always good for personal growth,” she said. “I hope to learn new advertising knowledge from new, talented professionals.”
The 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) connects aspiring diverse entry-level advertising professionals with prestigious advertising agencies. Since its inception in 1973, MAIP offers multicultural students a unique paid, full-time summer internship at 4A’s participating agencies nationwide blending real-world work experience, networking opportunities within the industry, and help gaining valuable professional credentials that position individuals better in the marketplace.
MAIP fellows also participate in a series of agency sponsored professional development workshops and seminars to further educate them on various advertising and media disciplines.
All fellows who successfully complete MAIP will attend The Face of Talent symposium at the end of the summer. The week includes an interactive forum for graduating MAIP fellows, a leadership luncheon for advertising professionals invested in MAIP and diversity and inclusion, a career fair and behind the scenes conversations with agency professionals.